Vraj Mandal Jhanki-Fulfil longing for drishy of Divine bhumi-1

Vraj Bhumi – First Jhanki

(part of 21 post series)

Entry to Divine Vraj Bhumi is prohibited due to Covid-19 pandemic.

I long to be there!

And I realise that similarly there must be 1000’s of bhakts who long to place foot in Vraj.

Divine Vraj Mandal is sakshat Golok 🙏

Just so all can have darshans of the Bhumi, I’ll try and post few from my collection of several yatras over the years. A kripa from the divine shaktis of Vraj bhumi🙏

Hope all bhakts enjoy them; a kripa from Shree Radha Herself, who is the original Divine Shakti 🙏

वह भव्य, दिव्य व्रज भूमि, जो साक्षात गोलोक है,

जब नेत्र और आत्म में शुद्धता होने से आलोकिकता महसूस होने लगे,

तो समझिए श्रीनाथजी, श्री राधा कृष्ण की कृपा बरस रही है 🙏

Jai Shree RadheKrishn 🙏

Jai ShreeNathji Prabhu 🙏

Jai Vraj Bhumi

Complete Vraj Album (made for Covid times) can be viewed here on Facebook too

https://www.facebook.com/pg/abhashahrashyama/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3511763468838954

Dhanyawad 🙏

Shree RadhaRani darshans as a baby at Rawal, Her birth place

Giriraj Govardhan at Vraj Mandal

Giriraj Govardhan at Vraj Mandal

A Golden Vraj Mandal, Jai Shree RadhaKrishn

A Golden Vraj Mandal

BanshiVat at Vrindavan

BanshiVat at Vrindavan, Shree RadhaKrishn MahaRaas Sthali

BhandirVan at Vraj Mandal

BhandirVan at Vraj Mandal, Shree RadhaKrishn Marriage place

Shree RadhaKrishn divine bhumi, Vraj Mandal

Beautiful Gaumata@Shree RadhaKrishn divine bhumi, Vraj Mandal

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Tulsi kyara at Vrinda Kund

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Madan Mohanji at Vrindavan

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Kaliya Deh at Vrindavan

Kaliya Deh at Vrindavan

GaharVan at Barsana

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Jai Shree RadheKrishn 🙏

Jai ShreeNathji Prabhu 🙏

Shri Vallabh Acharya 22nd Baithakji at Maan Sarovar- Vraj

 

Shri Vallabh Acharya 22nd Baithakji at Maan Sarovar, Mathura

 

Here are some pictures displayed from my visit to the 22nd Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, located at Maan Sarovar,opposite Yamunaji, Maant, Mathura, Vraj Mandal.

Baithakji Charitr: (बैठकजी चरित्र)

Shri Mahaprabhu Vallabhachayra stayed for three days at Maan Sarovar discussing the Shrimad Bhagavat.

Once, Damala awoke in the middle of the night and noticed that his guru was missing.

A few hours later, Shree Krishn appeared before Damala who exclaimed, “Today I am certainly blessed to have your supreme vision. “

Shree Krishn than told Damala, “Today, Shrew Radha has become very displeased with me.”

Later, Shree Radha came to meet Thakurjee and Their reuinon was re established.

Damala and Shri Mahaprabhuji had the sight of this divine pastime. All of this transpired while the other Vaishnavas were deep in sleep.

 

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Jai ShreeNathji Prabhu 🙏

Jai Shree RadheKrishn 🙏

What are Pushtimarg Baithaks?

Baithaks in Pushtimarg religion are pavitr places where Shri Vallabhachary, the founder of Pushtimarg, narrated the Pavitr Bhagvad Katha. They are total 84 in number and spread all over the country.

Mahaprabhuji had circled the whole of India three times and done sthapna of these various Baithaks.

Each Baithak has its own particular Charitr (description).

Baithaks are holy places where there is no Idol or Chitr (Picture); seva is done of Gaddi (Seating).

Do not create picnic spots at Vrindavan

श्री राधा कृष्ण श्रीनाथजी की पवित्र लीला भूमि, व्रज मंडल को टुरिस्ट स्पॉट बना कर और नष्ट मत करीए 🙏

#CMOyogi आपसे निवेदन है सभी व्रज प्रेमियों का, पहले संरक्षण (preservation) और मरम्मत (restoration) के लिए funds दीजिए। नए विकास (development) की यहाँ जगह और ज़रूरत इस समय नहीं है 🙏

– first step towards responsibility for Vraj Mandal is preservation and restoration of what is left.

(Several things are already beyond repair).

If nothing is done even today for preservation, Vraj will be in a crisis situation.

The point of no return😢

CM YOGI COMING TO VRINDAVAN TO INAUGURATE THE BIGGEST PARK IN INDIA😥 Our plea to this government who is spending multi crores to hide the sad state of Vraj.. ख़ुश होने की बात है? नहीं!!

The crores and crores they sign on papers need to be used for preservation first. If preserved there will be no need to create anything new. Vraj Mandal cannot be marked as a tourist spot.

It’s excellent that the present government is giving any thought to re development of Vraj.

Sadly this re development will not work till preservation and restoration is given priority.

One just has to take a walk on Vrindavan Parikrama marg to see the degradation of this pavitra Dham.

– We first need to vacate the encroachment on the marg and make a walkway at Shri Yamunaji. From where bhakts can access the pavitr leela sthals of Shree RadhaKrishn.

– Removing the monkey menace is the second step in taking care of our pavitr Dham. All peacocks are being driven away by this menace and bhakts walk in fear.

– Pigs have entered every sacred sthal, including at Shri Govardhan. Which need to be removed ASAP. Five years ago none were there.

Someone is trying to destroy the pavitrata of Hindu teerths.

– Entire Chatikara pavements have already been taken over by the illegal hawkers.

– The Nagar Palika and Police force should become accountable.

The people in power never see the REAL VRAJ PROBLEMS. As every thing is cleared and cleaned at the areas where they visit.

In olden days the Raja and Maharajas walked around their cities in disguise to SEE THE REAL STATE OF THEIR LAND.

Wonder what Vraj Mandal we are leaving for our children and grandchildren.

They will only be able to see the original reality in some photos or videos which bhakts may have uploaded.

And Girirajji Govardhan is in the worst of state today.

All just TAKE..TAKE..TAKE.

May the present government see the truth of their actions.

The crores and crores they sign on papers need to be used for preservation and restoration first. If preserved there will be no need to create anything new.

The old and ancient pavitrata if returned to Vraj Mandal will be enough for the higher divine shaktis.

OR ELSE THESE SHAKTIS WILL NO LONGER BE AROUND.

दिव्य शक्तियों को साफ़, सुथरा पवित्र वातावरण चाहिए.

नहीं तो वह दिन दूर नहीं, की वे सब भूतल में गहरी उतर जाएँगी और हम हाथ मलते रह जाएँगे, अपने दुर्भाग्य पर। हमारे बच्चों को दर्शन का लाभ नहीं मिल पाएगा, और हम सब इसके ज़िम्मेदार होंगे।

जय श्रीनाथजी, जय श्री राधा कृष्ण

कृपा करें, सदबुद्धि दें,

आभा शाहरा श्यामा

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Vraj Mandal belong to Shree RadhaKrishn-ShreeNathji, and we are doing our best to destroy Their divine land

Vraj Mandal-Vishram Ghat

Sandhya arti darshans at Vishram Ghat:

Vishram Ghat is the place where Shree Krishn rested after killing His mama Kans.

 

 

 

Visharam Ghat, Mathura, द्वारका दीश मंदिर से 30 मीटर की दूरी पर, नया बाज़ार में स्थित है। यह मथुरा के 25 घाटों में से एक प्रमुख घाट है। विश्राम घाट के उत्तर में 12 और दक्षिण में 12 घाट है। यहाँ अनेक सन्तों ने तपस्या की एवं अपना विश्राम स्थल बनाया। विश्राम घाट पर यमुना महारानी का अति सुंदर मंदिर स्थित है। यमुना महारानी जी की आरती विश्राम घाट से ही की जाती है। विश्राम घाट पर संध्या का समय और भी आध्यात्मिक होता है।

धार्मिक मान्यता

भगवान श्री कृष्ण ने कंस का वध कर इस स्थान पर विश्राम किया था इसलिये यहाँ की महिमा अपरम्पार है। कहा जाता है कि भगवान श्रीकृष्ण ने महाबलशाली कंस को मारकर ध्रुव घाट पर उसकी अन्त्येष्टि संस्कार करवाकर बन्धु−बान्धवों के साथ यमुना के इस पवित्र घाट पर स्नान कर विश्राम किया था। श्रीकृष्ण की नरलीला में ऐसा सम्भव है; परन्तु सर्वशक्तियों से सम्पन्न सच्चिदानन्द स्वयं भगवान श्रीकृष्ण को विश्राम की आवश्यकता नहीं होती है। किन्तु भगवान से भूले–भटके जन्म मृत्यु के अनन्त, अथाह सागर में डूबते–उबरते हुए क्लान्त जीवों के लिए यह आवश्यक ही विश्राम का स्थान है।

सौर पुराण के अनुसार विश्रान्ति तीर्थ नामकरण का कारण बतलाया गया है−

ततो विश्रान्ति तीर्थाख्यं तीर्थमहो विनाशनम्।

संसारमरू संचार क्लेश विश्रान्तिदं नृणाम।।संसार रूपी मरूभूमि में भटकते हुए, त्रितापों से प्रपीड़ित, सब प्रकार से निराश्रित, नाना प्रकार के क्लेशों से क्लान्त होकर जीव श्रीकृष्ण के पादपद्म धौत इस महातीर्थ में स्नान कर विश्राम अनुभव करते हैं। इसलिए इस महातीर्थ का नाम विश्रान्ति या विश्राम घाट है। इस महातीर्थ में स्नान एवं आचमन के पश्चात् प्रतिवर्ष लाखों श्रद्धालु लोग व्रज मण्डल की परिक्रमा का संकल्प लेते हैं और पुन: यहीं पर परिक्रमा का समापन करते हैं।

http://bharatdiscovery.org/india/विश्राम_घाट_मथुरा

ShreeNathji – Most pavitra, divine leela bhumis

The most pavitra and Divya Sthals in this world: 

A panoramic collage view.

ShreeNathji’s Haveli at Nathdwara,
His Old Haveli at Ghasiyar,
His most favorite Gaushala at Nathdwara,
His Pragataya Bhumi, Giriraj Govardhan,where He will return very soon.

ShreeNathji ki Jai Ho

Shreeji Ki Jai Ho!

Brahmand Ghat-Vraj Mandal Pictures

Brahmand Ghat: Purani Gokul – Mahavan, Mathura – Vraj Mandal

Just a few meters ahead of Raman Reti and Nand Bhavan along the banks of the river Yamuna is another sacred spot – the Brahmand Ghat.

This is the spot where an Shree Krishn had shown the entire universe or Brahmand in his mouth to His mother Yashoda. That is how the place came to be known as the Brahmand Ghat.

A small temple built as a remembrance to this divya leela near the Brahmand Ghat. Shri Yamunaji flows below.

Some photos from my visit there:

The main mandir

The main mandir

Wishes and desires tied here

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Jai Shreeji!!

 

Radha Rani birth mandir-Rawal-Vraj Mandal

Shree Radha Rani birth (pragatya)place at Rawal. It is in Mahavan at Mathura.

Rawal is 9km (6 miles) south of Mathura, on the other side of the Yamuna River. It is about halfway between Mathura and Gokul.

Rawal is the only place in our world, where Shrimati Radha Rani is worshiped in Her Lalan (child) swarup.

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Shree Radha Rani in Lalan Form at Rawal

This is the sthal where Her father, Raja Vrishbhanu found Her lying in an open lotus.

“O Srinivasa see Raval, the village where Vrishabhanu used to live happily. Shree Radha appeared here, and by Her auspicious appearance the whole world was filled with joy.”

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Shree Radha Rani in Lalan Form at Rawal

 Darshans of Shree Radha in Her Lalan Form. On four different days.

Once Raja Vrishabhanu went to the Yamuna river to take bath. He saw a golden lotus flower that shone brilliantly  in the middle of the river. In centre of the Kamal was baby Srimati Radharani. Shree Brahmdev appeared before Raja Vrishabhanu and told him that in his previous life he and his wife, Kirtida, had performed great Tap to get Her as their daughter.

RajaVrishabhanu took the divine baby home, but found her to be blind. Narad Muni appeared before the Raja and told him that despite the child’s blindness he should go ahead and perform all the auspicious birth ceremonies.

When baby Krishn crawled before Shree Radha, She could smell the wonderful aroma of His body, and at that moment She opened Her eyes. The first person She saw was ShreeKrishn.

It is said Radha eyes weren’t open till the age of 11 months 15 days. After 11 months 15 days Shree Krishn was born. Nand Baba invited everybody to celebrate Shree Krishn’s birth. Raja Vrishbhan and mother Kirti were also invited. Shree Krishn lay in the  palna. At that moment ShreeRadha saw ShreeKrishn and  opened her eyes.

Shree Radhe is also called “Vrishabhanu-nandini”by bhakts

The small mandir here is called Larly-Lal. The murti of ShreeRadha and Shree Krishn are said to be installed by Raja Vajranabh, Shree Krishn’s great grandsonIMG_5017

Shree RadhaKrishn @Rawal
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Shree RadhaKrishn @ Rawal

The one you are watching behind the main deity is Garbhgriha i.e., Janamsthan – The location where Radha appeared. During those years Jamuna river used to flow at this location and on the banks of Jamuna Vrishbhan had a palace.

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There is a Karil (Ker fruit tree) tree within the mandir area ( near Garbhgriha ) where deity of Radha ji was found by the forefathers ( Parmanand Vyas came from Jodhpur, Rajasthan ) of the current mukhiyaji. The current Karil tree does not have any roots and is still green.

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Karil tree at Rawal, Shree Radha mandir

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The parisar is very well maintained by the current mukhiyaji. This place is better maintained than many of the other areas in Vraj Mandal

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Just outside the mandir is this old tree. I am very impressed with the roots which maybe, spread all through the area

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Shree Radharani mandir @Rawal

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The sevaks and owner of this mandir who maintain the premises very well

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Shree Radha mandir

The annual mela happening at the mandir

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Raskaan after doing yatra of Vraj visited Rawal and had darshan of Shree Radha


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Timing chart for darshans

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Shree Radha mandir at Rawal where She is worshipped in a child Form

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DSC04215Rawal is 9km (6 miles) south of Mathura, on the other side of the Yamuna River. It is about halfway between Mathura and Gokul

Jai Shree Radhe Krishn!

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Jai Shree RadhaKrishn

ShreeNathji-Vallabhacharya 20 Baithakji at Kokila Van

Baithaks in Pushtimarg religion are holy places where Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of Pushtimarg, and and close bhakt and sewak of ShreeNathji, narrated the Holy Bhagvad Katha. They are total 84 in number and spread all over the country. Mahaprabhuji had circled the whole of India three times and done sthapna of these various Baithaks.

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Each Baithak has its own particular Charitra (description).

Baithaks are holy places where there is no Idol or Chitra (Picture); sewa is done of Gaddi (Seating).

Baithaks are a very important pilgrim place for all Pushtimarg bhakts, as Shri Vallabhacharya is their primary Guru.

Here are some pictures  from my visit to the 20th  Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, located at Vraj Mandal

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Baithakji

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ShreeNathji sewa

View of the Baithakji

View of the Baithakji

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Krishn Kund at the Baithakji

Krishn Kund at the Baithakji

The Mukhiyaji who does sewa here

The Mukhiyaji who does sewa here

View from the Baithakji across the Krishn Kund

View from the Baithakji across the Krishn Kund. Cows grazing!

In spite of irresponsible destruction of the land in various ways, they have not been able to destroy the divine vibrations

In spite of irresponsible destruction of the land in various ways, they have not been able to destroy the divine vibrations

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Shri Vallabhacharya was born in the VS 1535 or AD 1478.

It was on Vaishak Vad Giyaras (11th) in Vikram Samvat 1535, or AD 1478; in Satbhisha Nakshatra on a Thursday; during the Abhijit mahurat, 12.40-1.00 in the afternoon; when ShreeNathji’s Lotus Face Appeared from Govardhan to give His divya Darshan to the lucky people of the village; According to Shree Krishn’s desire, on the same day but in the Abhijit mahurat, 12.40-1.00 at night, Shree Vallabhacharya also appeared at Champaran in a ring of fire.  (Details of his life and teachings, can be read on my website: http://www.shreenathjibhakti.orghttp://www.shreenathjibhakti.org/brief_sketch_vallabhacharya.htm

20TH BAITHAKJI AT KOKILA VAN AT Vraj Mandal

(This detail about the Baithak is  taken from the website  http://blog.nathdwaratemple.org/ )

Here by the Krishn Kund, under a tree, Mahaprabhu Vallabhachayra resided for one month discussing the Shrimad Bhagavatam. Their Chaturnaga a disciple of the Nimvark Sampradays approached Mahaprabhuji and said, “we have heard that you support the path of Devotion as taught by Vshnu Svami and have debated and defeated all the Mayavadians in the south. Please shower you infinite grace on the thousand hermits living here by feeding them all rice pudding.

Mahaprabhuji then told Krishnadas to bring five kilos of milk and make the pudding for the hermits. When the pudding was prepared, Mahaprabhuji glanced over it and it became an inexhastable five kilos of pudding. The thousand hermits were feed the pudding in bowls made of leaves and even after everyone had finished, the same five kilos of pudding remained. Mahaprabhuji then told Krishnadas to distribute the rest of the pudding to all the peacocks and monkeys in the areas, but even after that the original five kilos of rice pudding remained. Only when Vasudevadas took the remains of the pudding to his home did the five kilos of pudding finally diminish.

Chaturnaga seeing this amazing pastime prayed, “you are no other than the Lord Himself. I was ignorant of your true form, but now I pray t be made you disciple.”

Shri Mahaprabhu replied, “you already have a guru, but by the grace of my grandson, Shri Gokulnathji who will appear in the future, you will enter into the path of Grace.”

Chatrunaga questioned, “what will be my condition intil then.”

“You will live for 150 years and then my grandson Shri Gokulnathji will shower his grace on you during your 110 th year.”

For many years, Chaturnaga wander about in to holy preceints of Vrindavan always absorbed in the Lord’s divine remembrance. Once, while rambling about, his hair got tangled on a branch and for three days he could not free himself. Then Shri Krishna came and untangle his hair. During that time, King Jahangir order that all Tulsi necklaces worn by the Vaishnavas not to be worn. Chaturnaga fell a victum to the order and fhad his necklace removed. Shortly later, Chaturnaga passed Shri Gokulnathji in Mathura. Shri Gokulnathji called, “Chaturnaga, although we are married people, we did not take off our tulsi necklaces. How is it that you a hermit had yours removed?”

Chaturnaga prostrated before Shri Gokulnathji and holding on to his feet said with welling eyes, “After so long a wait have net you. Kindly accept me as your disciple and give me Tulsi necklace.”

Gokulnathji knowing the promise of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya made Chaturnaga his disciple. From that time, Chaturnaga always went about sing the glories of his guru. At the age of 150 he dropped his body at Govinda lake by the Govaradhan hill and enter into Krishna’s lila.

(A painted depiction of his place as it might have looked in olden times)

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Kokila van, AT Post Jab – 281403, Taluka Chhata, Bathain Kalan, Dist. Mathura, UttarPradesh. Village – Kokilavan

Contact Person & Phone:Shri Umeshchandra Mukhiyaji M: 093581 752 74

Nearby Railway Station:Mathura (From Nandgaon 5 Km.)

Vraj Mandal- Vishram Ghat Pictures

 

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These are a few pictures from the most famous amd holy Vishram Ghat, at Mathura, Braj Dham, India.

This Sthal is considered very holy by all Vaishnavs and Pushti Maarg bhakts. This land is closely associated with Shree Radha Krishn divine Leelas.

Bhakts are gathered here inspite of the chilled winter foggy morning for the Mangla aarti. In fact, even in this low temperature you can see some bhakts who take a dubki (Dip) in these holy waters

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Aarti

Aarti

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abhashahra

 

 

ShreeNathji-Merged Swarup of Shree RadhaKrishn

ShreeNathji-Merged Swarup of Shree RadhaKrishn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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